Castle Camps: Families


Henry FREEMAN baptised 30th July 1785 in Castle Camps married Charlotte BARKER on 3rd Dcember 1811 in Shudy Camps. He farmed at Shudy Camps and died November 11th 1855 at Shudy Camps. He is buried in St Mary's churchyard together with his wife Charlotte and two of their grandchildren.Charlotte died March 7th 1856. They had three children.

John married Sophy FREE of Castle Camps on 2nd January 1836 in Castle Camps. He became the village blacksmith at The Green, Castle Camps.
They had six children.

Alfred married Mary POTTER of Castle Camps in Leicester on June 16th 1877 when they were both 20 years old. Why they moved to Leicester is a mystery.
They had four children who all stayed in the Leicester area and had families

William FREEMAN took over the farm from his father. He married (wife's name not known at present) and had at least ten children.

In the 1901 census,Harry was a licensed victualler at Birchanger.
Caroline had moved to Hackney and married Ernest Young.
Dick was single and living with Caroline and her family.
Gerald had moved to Wood Green ,London and married Rose Davis.
William carried on farming and the family eventually moved to Hill Farm at Hempstead where they lived in 1901.
To hear more about this family please contact Stuart Brown who has kindly provided the information above.